Category Archives: Vision Loss

Sunglasses: Not Just For Style

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

November 18, 2019

Every time I get into my car, I always reach for my little glove compartment right away. I stash my regular glasses and slip on my sunglasses.

Then, I’m ready to roll.

Even if it’s a cloudy day, these sunglasses stay on until the sun disappears below the horizon. Just like applying sunscreen, wearing your sunglasses should be a regular part of your routine when going outside. Continue reading

Start Saving Your Vision Now

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

September 18, 2019

Your eyesight is one of your most important gifts. So when I see patients ignoring eye health, I like to set them right.

Think about it. Your eyesight is your key to independence. Once it starts to go, all sorts of things happen.

The most terrifying, of course, is losing your driver’s license. Suddenly you can’t go to the grocery store… you can’t get to the doctor if you have an emergency… you can’t even meet your friends for dinner. Continue reading

#1 Way to Banish Dry Eyes

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

September 13, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I suffer from dry eyes regularly.

Between my smart phone and four or five hours on the computer each day…my eyes sure take a beating. And by the end of each day they often feel dry and gritty.

If you spend more than an hour or two a day using your electronic devices – or even doing other forms of close work – you know exactly what I’m talking about. Continue reading

Protecting Your Eyes from the Summer Sun

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

July 24, 2019

When K.L. popped into the office the other day, she looked horrible. Her eyes were bloodshot and swollen.

The appointment was supposed to be nothing more than a quick follow-up from a previous visit. But I had to ask.

“What’s going on with your eyes?”

K.L. waved her hands in front of her face and said, “It’s nothing. This always happens when I spend too much time in the sun. But it only takes a couple of days before it goes away.” Continue reading

Are Your Eyes a Window to Dementia?

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

January 21, 2019

There is an obvious reason to take good care of your eyes. To protect your vision.

But there is another reason that is equally important. It’s something people don’t hear much about. So it always comes as a surprise to my patients when I tell them this:

“If you want to protect your brain, it’s urgent that you take immediate measures to support healthy vision.”

It sounds crazy, right? But it’s not. Continue reading

Link Found Between Eye Disease and Alzheimer’s

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

September 7, 2018

  • Can your eye health predict Alzheimer’s?
  • Eat to protect your vision… and your memories
  • Supplements for your eyesight and brainpower

The thought of losing your vision is a scary idea. Still, I find that many of my patients don’t actively start taking care of their eyes until they start experiencing problems.

By that time it is often too late resolve many of the most common eye disorders associated with aging. This is particularly true when it comes to the three that are most devastating.

These diseases alone are pretty frightening. But what I’m going to share with you next is absolutely terrifying. People with these vision-destroying conditions have a 45 to 50 percent greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease compared to people without them! Continue reading

Eat This Fruit to Reduce Vision Loss

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

August 15, 2018

  • Protect against this leading cause of blindness
  • Compound in oranges slashes risk of macular degeneration up to 60%
  • 5 more nutrients to preserve your vision

I’m a great lover of citrus fruits. Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than the tangy sweet taste of antioxidant-rich oranges, grapefruits and tangerines.

But despite popular belief, it’s not just a hefty dose of vitamin C that makes these fruits so good for you. They also contain a powerhouse of antioxidant flavonoids that have antiviral, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities.

If that’s not reason enough to eat more citrus, there’s another benefit that will certainly capture your attention. Continue reading

Best Natural Remedy for Your Dry Eyes

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

March 24, 2017

  • The modern-day problem with dry and irritated eyes
  • This marine pigment works wonders for eye fatigue
  • Replenish your eyes with the fats they crave

When I was in medical school I spent hours pouring over medical journals. I remember how tired my eyes would get… how the black ink sometimes seemed like it was turning gray. Eventually, it would get too blurry to read.

Back then I didn’t know how to relieve symptoms of dry, tired and gritty eyes. I’d rub them like crazy and give them a little dose of Visine. It seldom helped. Sometimes it even seemed to make things worse.

These days I know better. Truth is, I don’t know how I would ever be able to spend hours on my computer, tablet or smartphone without the knowledge I have today. Continue reading

Food for Your Eyes and Brain

October 23, 2015

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

In This Issue:

  • Are you taking your vision seriously enough?
  • Protect your independence as you age
  • The nutrients your eyes and brain crave

Aging takes a toll on your body.

That’s why you try to take such good care of it by eating the right foods and exercising.

Continue reading

Do Your Tired Eyes a Favor

June 25, 2014

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

In This Issue:

  • Don’t let this modern-day eye epidemic catch you off-guard
  • How digital technology is blurring your vision
  • Get rid of itchy, scratchy and tired eyes forever

I have more than my share of patients who come in complaining about dry, scratchy and burning eyes. Some of them have headaches and blurred vision. Other symptoms include neck and back pain. Continue reading